Roamio Deals?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Jan 5, 2015 #1761 of 3246

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000


    There's no way for any of us to answer that for you. Folks who think they should've been eligible have been denied, and folks who shouldn't have been eligible have been offered the deal. Your best bet is to just call a TiVo CSR and ask.
  2. Jan 5, 2015 #1762 of 3246

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Raleigh, NC
    Agree with the above comment. The only way to know is to call up and ask if you qualify for the 10-year loyalty deal. If they can find you in their records, maybe they will offer you the lifetime deal on a Roamio. If they do offer it to you, you should definitely take it. Even if you wind up not switching to Comcast, you can just sell the Roamio on ebay and probably make a little money on the deal.

    The free Slide Pro Remote has also been offered to some people who buy a Roamio with the loyalty deal. Again, it doesn't hurt to ask for this if you qualify for the 10-year loyalty deal.

    As far as the Mini lifetime, I highly doubt it will actually go away on January 6, but there is always that chance.
  3. Jan 5, 2015 #1763 of 3246

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    If you are not able to get a good deal by negotiating with TiVo directly, you can always purchase a discount code from trusted eBay seller Spherular (he's active on this forum) for about $30 (make him an offer) that will entitle you to purchase a Roamio Pro for $700 (plus tax). Then you can shop around for the best current deal on a Mini (you shouldn't have to pay more than around $130). That would put you all in for around $900. If TiVo can't offer you anything on that order, then you know you have other options.
  4. Jan 5, 2015 #1764 of 3246

    DawnW Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2008
    I am not sure Tivo would even have your info if you purchased the previous Tivo from Directv and they installed it.

    I had several old Tivos with DTV over the 10 year period we had DTV.

    The Tivo company has no record of these.
  5. Jan 6, 2015 #1765 of 3246

    DallasGooner New Member

    Jun 26, 2008


    Nope. I called and asked. Seems for the first few weeks of the promo they did allow it but they where told do not allow it any more. They would not budge for me on counting my years of TiVo with DirecTV towards the 10 year deal.
  6. Jan 6, 2015 #1766 of 3246

    cwteevee New Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    I would play CSR roulette and try again. You might get a CSR or supervisor who will allow it.
  7. Jan 7, 2015 #1767 of 3246

    dssxxxx New Member

    Nov 11, 2003
    Called CS and am eligible for 10 year loyalty. Told it ended on Monday.

    Said DTV was pushing me to subscribe and was then offered discount on Pro and LT. Asked if slide remote was included and told they would include.

    Guy (Rick) was extremely friendly and helpful. Took all of about 5 minutes.
  8. Jan 8, 2015 #1768 of 3246

    bill875 New Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    What was your total price for the Pro and LT?
  9. Jan 8, 2015 #1769 of 3246

    Tico Bear Down Cats!!!!!

    Dec 9, 2002
    Just ordered mine today.

    Have been with Tivo for 11yrs abd 8 months...

    Order Summary
    Product Description Qty Item Price Tax* Total
    S00031 TiVo Package, Product Lifetime 1 $ 99.99 $ 0.00 $ 99.99
    R84800 TiVo Roamio Plus 1 $ 399.99 $ 22.40 $ 422.39

    Order Sub Total: $ 499.98
    Shipping: $ 0.00
    Tax: $ 22.40
    Order Total: $ 522.38
  10. Jan 8, 2015 #1770 of 3246

    murraymh New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Just ordered the Roamio Plus lifetime deal today. Was told by CSR that they are extending the cutoff date till 3/15 I any case it was March.

    Alas, could not get the free remote - damn it. Total for everything was 547.98 shipped to Cal.

  11. Jan 9, 2015 #1771 of 3246

    bailor New Member

    Feb 22, 2011
    Ordered a Tivo Plus with the lifetime loyalty deal the other day. Delivery took 3 days. My 10 years just hit in December and the CSR was more than happy to give me the deal. I of course then asked for the slide remote, and she said she wasn't sure if she could but would "ask her supervisor". After a minute or two she came back and I questioned her about her supervisor's answer. She told me that her supervisor told her that it is UP TO THE CSR whether they give it to the customer or not. She was a good one, and said that she thought I deserved it. So, sweet talk your CSR!

    Also, on the sales tax debate--this was posted at the bottom of my e-receipt:

    *Sales and use tax will be charged on your order based upon the jurisdiction to which you have requested the product be shipped. In some states, the tax will be based on the no-commitment MSRP for the product (and not the discounted price that you have paid for the product).
  12. Jan 9, 2015 #1772 of 3246

    tjtv Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    I've only been a Tivo customer for about 5 years. Is there any chance that they will let me in on the loyalty discount? I suppose I could always just call and give it a try, but I'm interested to know what strategy/if any other folks in my scenario used to be able to get the loyalty deal.
  13. Jan 9, 2015 #1773 of 3246

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    I was only an 8 year customer, but was given the deal. However, this was only because I discovered (after not receiving a confirmation email on my order) that I somehow had two accounts in my name with TiVo, one of which was under an email I had never heard of. After getting these two accounts merged, it showed a TiVo from 2002, which was apparently why I was given the deal with no questions asked.

    I have no idea how this mix-up occurred, but I am grateful to have had it happen. I suspect it may have been an account from someone I had purchased a used TiVo from on eBay, and the rep who processed the lifetime transfer on that TiVo somehow put that person's whole account in my name.

    Basically, what I am trying to say is, you should just call customer service and see what they say.
  14. willink

    willink Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Just called and ordered a Roamio Pro with Lifetime. Got the loyalty discount and free slide remote. Been a TiVo customer for 12 years. I referenced this forum. The CSR was incredibly nice. Good luck!

    Roamio Pro -- $599.99
    Lifetime -- $99.99
    Slide Pro Remote -- $0.00
    Shipping -- $0.00
    Tax -- $37.50
    Total -- $737.48
  15. nycityuser

    nycityuser Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    New York, NY
    As a 10 year customer I just ordered a Roamio Basic (for OTA use) with $199 lifetime service. I asked about the Slide Remote and after consulting with a supervisor the representative agreed to provide it. I also purchased the $29.99 two year warranty (I know, probably not necessary).

    Sales tax on the $430 bundle was $31.50 shipped to Los Angeles. The sales tax rate here is 9% so the tax was on a $350 base. I don't know how they calculate that but it is what it is.
  16. CCourtney

    CCourtney Member

    Mar 28, 2006
    El Dorado...
    I'm guessing it was that tie in from the 2002 account. I've been with TIVO for eight years now and tried to get the deal. The best the would do was $150 on the Roamio Basic and $399 on the Lifetime Subscription (typical $100 off.) After they gave me that offer, I mentioned the offers that others had seen w/o stating the details, and they mentioned that the offer is only for people who have been subscribed for 10yrs+ and they wouldn't budge at that point.

    Maybe in a couple of more years. For now I'm just sticking with my 2 TiVo HD setup in the Home Theater room. I wanted to move one into the living room (replaced a 36" CRT that finally died after 20yrs w/ a new LED TV) and one into the Master Bedroom.
  17. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 19, 2000
    For the 10 year loyalty deal do you have to buy the TiVo from TiVo? Or could I get my TiVo from Amazon then call and activate Lifetime Service for $99 or $199 (if I got a Plus / Pro or regular Roamio)?
  18. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

    May 14, 2007
    Have to buy through TiVo.
  19. dcline414

    dcline414 New Member

    Apr 30, 2014
    Atlanta, GA
    Frys has the base Roamio for $130, in-store only after promo code good through Thursday 1/15:

  20. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 19, 2000
    So is that the best way for someone who's brand new to TiVo to get in? Also, what special powers does this guy have to be able to offer these codes?

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